You can read our first review of Fix It! Grammar The Nose Tree here: https://luvnlambertlife.com/?s=fix+it+grammar
IEW is an outstanding curriculum provider. They stand behind excellence in education and their products are top quality. Though we prefer in our homeschooling to use less formal curriculum, IEW is one exception that we make. The educational value their products provide outweighs our preference and gives my children’s education value for the cost. IEW is one provider we find ourselves returning to for learning again and again.
This time around, we chose the second book for the Fix It! Grammar program to continue what we were already learning in the first book. The second book is subtitled Robin Hood and is themed around the brave Robin who took from the rich to give to the poor. Robin Hood happens to be a favorite in our home so this was an intriguing level for our family.
IEW mailed us a Teacher’s Manual and Student Book for level 2 Robin Hood. Included in the Teacher’s manual is a link page that included links to wonderful resources, including a link to a download copy of the student e-book which is the same as the print student book. You also receive Mastery Learning e-audio and But, but, but… What about Grammar? e-audio. This link allows you to use the program with more than one student in your immediate family, which is wonderful for us since we use our curriculum with multiple students.
Now this book was ordered specifically with Emmalee in mind, as she works at a higher level but later I can print the student guide to use for Laycie as well. Generally, we do not write in our student books but use paper instead or print copies where we are able but for this review, we did use the student guide to show how easy it is to make the program work for us.
The great thing about this program is that it only takes 15 minutes a day for four days a week to work on. That’s right – you heard me. 15 minutes to learn some grammar and practice. Homeschooling doesn’t require tons of excruciating time to complete your work. That’s one of the many reasons we love it so much. And my daughter can do most of her work, including this, on her own without much assistance from me, which is just how she likes it!
Following the guide, your student will Get Ready by getting their books together along with an extra spiral notebook to record their vocabulary words, definitions and passage rewrites in. They will Get Started by listening to lesson directions and completing the tasks as directed. They will learn that “a mistake is an opportunity to learn” as directed on page 4 of the lesson guide. They will Learn It by referencing the grammar cards provided within the book, as well as following the lesson itself. And they will Fix It but correcting the provided passage as they’ve learned to do through the lesson they are covering. Finally, they will Rewrite the passage in corrected form showing they’ve learned the lesson as it’s been presented to them.
In the back of both books, you will find a Grammar Glossary for your reference and the students. This is a great help for the lessons itself. If you do use a download copy of the student guide, your student can use a regular dictionary or use the glossary found in the back of the teachers manual.
Grading of this program is not recommended. We love that since we don’t issue grades in our day to day homeschooling and like to keep learning without stipulations.
Easy, easy, easy. Fix It! Grammar from IEW makes learning Grammar so easy for us. It’s all laid out right within the pages of this book. The only extra thing needed is a notebook or some notebook paper and a pencil.
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